Port Dover Sailors
|Port Dover Sailors|
|Niagara & District Junior C Hockey League|
|City||Port Dover, Ontario|
|Franchise history||1988-1999: Port Dover Clippers
1999-2011: Port Dover Sailors
2011-2013: Norfolk Rebels
2013-Present: Port Dover Sailors
|Head Coach||Ryan VandenBussche|
|General Manager||John Slade|
|Arena||Port Dover Arena|
|Team Colors||Blue, Red, and White
The Port Dover Clippers were founded in 1988 as members of the Niagara & District Junior C Hockey League. The Clippers were 1990 and 1991 Niagara East champions and Niagara co-champions. In 1990, the Clippers would fall to the Orangeville Crushers of the Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League 4-games-to-1 in the Clarence Schmalz Cup OHA provincial quarter-final. Their western co-champions, the New Hamburg Spirit 83's would fair no better, dropping one of the other quarter-finals in four-straight-games to the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League champion Belle River Canadiens. The next year was more of the same, as Port Diver and New Hamburg were the co-champions, New Hamburg would lose the provincial quarter-final to Belle River again (this time in 6 games), and Port Dover would fall to Orangeville again in 5.
In 1999, the Clippers took leave of the Niagara District league. Clippers changed their name to the Port Dover Sailors and applied for membership in the Ontario Hockey Association Junior Development League.
In 2006, the OHAJDL changed its name to the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Sailors competed in this league until 2012.
In spring 2010, the team executive canvassed for a coach to help build the team from the bottom up. Chris Gill, a Hamilton native and veteran competitive hockey coach was selected for the vacant job.
From 2011until 2013 the team was known as the Norfolk Rebels and split time between Port Dover and Waterford, Ontario.
In 2013, the team returned to being the Port Dover Sailors.
|1989-90||40||29||8||3||-||--||--||61||1st NJC-E||Won East, Lost CSC QF|
|1990-91||36||22||10||4||-||237||152||48||1st NJC-E||Won East, Lost CSC QF|
|2006-07||42||8||30||0||4||96||232||20||4th SOJHL-BM||Lost Conference Quarter-final|
|2007-08||42||12||27||-||3||115||218||27||4th SOJHL-BM||Lost Conference Quarter-final|
|2010-11||35||1||31||-||3||83||229||5||8th SOJHL-Mc||Lost Division Quarter-final|
|2011-12||35||2||30||-||3||103||284||7||8th SOJHL-Mc||Lost Division Quarter-final|
|2012-13||38||0||36||-||2||78||319||2||7th SOJHL-Mc||Lost Division Quarter-final|
|2013-14||35||5||28||-||2||89||184||12||8th NJCHL||Lost Quarter-final|
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